Season Recap: Iowa State

Now that the college basketball season is officially over, we're going to take a look back at each Big 12 school to discuss their season. The rundown will go in order of conference standing. See the complete schedule after The Jump.

What Went Right: Iowa State ended the season with an overtime victory at Kansas St. Besides a W against in-stet rival Iowa, the rest of the season was pretty forgettable though, which is actually surprising when you look back to see just how much talent the Cyclones had in Marquis Gilstrap and Craig Brackins. The pair averaged 31 ppg and caused defensive match-up issues with most schools. Yet the Clones couldn't win. Really a head scratcher. 

What Went Wrong: Pretty much everything. As I said above, the Clones had the talent to do some damage, even if it was just in two guys. Mind you, two guys with pro potential is a lot more than some of the schools with better records had. Those two should have been able to carry the Clones to more than 4 conference wins. And those two should have helped the Clones to avoid a 6 game conference losing streak. Alas they didn't.

Team MVP: It would be impossible to choose between Gilstrap and Brackins, so I'm going to givec0-MVP awards to the Clone tandem. They finished first and second on the team in scoring, first and second on the team in rebounds and second and fifth in assists. They were the Clones and both deserve the honor.

Key Losses: Brackins and Gilstrap are gone. So are any chances of the Clones being good next year... oops, see next section.

Outlook Next Year: As stated above, the city of Ames is in for a world of hurt. The loss of the co-MVPs means that those 4 conference wins this year might be a target that the Clones will try and reach... aint gonna happen. I can't see Iowa St finishing any higher than 11th in conference.

BIG 12 HOOPS SEASON REVIEWS
Kansas - April 6
Kansas State - April 7
Baylor - April 8
Texas A&M - April 9
Missouri - April 12
Texas - April 13
Oklahoma State - April 14
Colorado - April 15
Texas Tech - April 16
Iowa State - April 19
Oklahoma - April 20
Nebraska - April 21

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